Vox: Trump backtracks on new Russia sanctions the day after they’re announced

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It appears that U.S. President Donald Trump just blocked his own administration’s plan to sanction Russia.

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., announced Sunday that the Trump administration was going to hit Russia with new sanctions on Monday over its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons program in the wake of the April 7 chemical attack in Douma, Syria, that killed dozens of people. The sanctions were explicitly focused on Russian companies that deal in equipment linked to Assad’s chemical weapons program.

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